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Work Hard, Play Smart

Artificial Intelligence in The Workplace Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an increasing presence in our workplaces. With technology becoming smarter and requiring less of a human touch we are free to pursue other tasks, as it makes smarter and more accurate predictions and streamline our lives. Artificial Intelligence is designed to think like humans, seek out patterns and make decisions based or select an option based on the information available to it. As it improves its’ ability to do these things it provides us with freedom and insights to improve the way we do business. Automation – Automation is taking a function from being manual and requiring effort, to being automatic and working by itself with little or no human interaction. Automation of tasks saves time, freeing employees up to perform other tasks. Industries across the board have been slowly automating their workplaces for many years. Although there can be resistance when a particular function is automated, as it makes employees performing certain roles redundant, it is overall a positive move. Predicting trends – AI is improving every day at predicting trends, with the increase in data we are able to feed it. When presented with credit card transactions, search history and location can give an accurate predictive power that is invaluable to companies. Human beings are creatures of habit. AI can predict what is coming next with increasing accuracy..

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The Power Of Emotional…

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) While not a new term, emotional intelligence is fast becoming a skill you SHOULD be working on. EQ, or emotional maturity used to equate to being stoic, cold, and unfeeling. Someone who could receive terrible news and not cry for example. Fortunately, this has changed recently. Fear not, EQ coming to the fore doesn’t mean that everyone starts bawling at every ad with a puppy in it. What it means is people are now encouraged to acknowledge their feelings instead of burying them. Studies have proven that people who are willing to acknowledge and accept their emotions conquer problems and setbacks faster and are better equipped to help others to do the same. Here are 3 simple ways to begin to improve your EQ right now: Self-awareness Grab a piece of blank paper and a pen. When you experience something negative how do you react? What are the physical symptoms of your anger? Or sadness? Or anxiety? Do you get hot? Does your face go red? Do you cry? Do you get frustrated and find it hard to communicate how you’re feeling and thinking? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone. Examining how you react when you experience negative situations is the first step to changing your behaviour. Once you have examined how you currently react it’s time to write down..

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Social Media, Stay Down…

Digital media, and specifically social media is fast becoming one of the most popular and successful ways to source candidates. By developing your social media recruitment strategy, you can save time, money and resources on recruitment, and often times gain access to top candidates that aren’t actively looking for new work. Social media sourcing has many benefits. You can be targeted, specific and speak to the audience you desire at a much lower cost than traditional media such as newspaper. No longer do you need to pay for expensive paper adverts in weekend papers to get access to top talent. During the mining boom in Australia a number of large mining companies recruited through targeted Facebook and LinkedIn campaigns directly aimed at recruiting women to work the mines, and the face of digital recruitment (and mining) has changed rapidly ever since. So how can you use social media to recruit? Pick who you would like to talk to. LinkedIn and Facebook have many free and paid ways to source candidates. You can set up paid campaigns where you can directly inbox, or appear in ideal candidates’ newsfeeds. Promote your culture from within. By creating an employee culture in your business that is brag worthy, your employees can be your best advertisements. Great induction packs, and employee benefit days are all examples of the types of posts that are appearing on..

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The "write" kind of…

In today’s competition-rich job market, creating a resume that stands out from the crowd has never been more important. SB Recruitment have put together our top tips for creating an ideal resume, to get you one step closer to the job of your dreams! Don’t give it all away. It is important to communicate to the viewer what your strengths and abilities are, but they don’t need a 1-page breakdown on every job you’ve had since you were 15. Keep it short and sweet, and only go back as far as it is relevant. For example, if you’re nearing 40, they don’t need to know your worked at McDonald’s when you were 15. If that job led you on to work in management 10 years later, then that’s a great piece of information to share in your cover letter, or at the interview. However, as a general rule, your resume should be no more than 2 pages in total. Write for your reader. If you do your research and ask about the recruitment process you will have a better understanding of who your key audience is here, and what they are looking for. It is important to tailor your content accordingly. For example, a CV that will ultimately land in front of a CEO needs to be written in a way that they will see your key skills. It is..

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